Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
Things To Know Before You Come
Visitors with mobility impairments can access the visitor centers, restrooms throughout the preserve, campgrounds, and boardwalks.
For visitors with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at both visitor centers. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the Preserve and in the vistitor centers.
Food, gas, lodging and similar services are not available at Big Cypress. These are available in the town of Ochopee.
WEATHER & CLIMATE
From June through September daytime temperatures may exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit with very high humidity. Winter temperatures occasionally drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Did You Know?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.